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UPDATE: Lyra George In! as New VG Festival Committee Chair

Ms Lyra George has been appointed the new Chairwoman of the Virgin Gorda Festival Committee. Photo: Facebook
Ms Sasha D. A. Flax is no longer the Chairperson of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee. Photo: VINO/File
Ms Sasha D. A. Flax is no longer the Chairperson of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee. Photo: VINO/File
Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, Mr Trefor A. Grant, left, has refuted reports he will also be chairing the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee following the departure of Ms Sasha D.A. Flax, right. Photo: VINO/File
Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, Mr Trefor A. Grant, left, has refuted reports he will also be chairing the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee following the departure of Ms Sasha D.A. Flax, right. Photo: VINO/File
The Virgin Gorda Easter Festival is one of the highlight calendar activities on the sister island of Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO/File
The Virgin Gorda Easter Festival is one of the highlight calendar activities on the sister island of Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Our newsroom can now confirm that Lyra George has been appointed the new Chairwoman of the Virgin Gorda Festival Committee.

The appointment was reportedly made by Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Minister for Culture, in consultation with Mr Trefor A. Grant, the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee.

It is unclear why a local committee was not put in place and a vote taken by the committee to see who the people on Virgin Gorda wanted.

Ms George, a Virgin Gordian, previously served as the Treasurer of the Virgin Gorda (VG) Festival Committee.

She replaces outgoing Chairwoman Ms Sasha D.A. Flax.

The VG Easter Festival is scheduled to take place from March 31, 2018 to April 2, 2018.

See previous story published February 8, 2018

Sasha D.A. Flax Out! as VG Easter Festival Committee Chair

The Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee is seeking a new Chairperson as Ms Sasha D.A. Flax is no longer at the helm.

Word reaching our newsroom was that Mr Trefor A. Grant, who is the chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, would replace Ms Flax as Chairperson of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee; however, Mr Grant refuted those reports.

"That is not correct. I am the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee. There should be an official word coming out from the Ministry [of Education and Culture] regarding festival," Mr Grant told our newsroom this morning, February 8, 2018.

The Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee oversees the activities of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee.

Meanwhile, Ms Flax also confirmed to our newsroom she is no longer the chairperson of the VG body.

"It's confiirmed. My 4-year term ended in December. I am not sure who the next chair is, I have only heard rumours."

Ms Flax noted that the entire Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee dissolved in December.

29 Responses to “UPDATE: Lyra George In! as New VG Festival Committee Chair”

  • Inquiring Minds (08/02/2018, 08:53) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    More in the mortar than the pestle alone
    • leave her (08/02/2018, 09:11) Like (21) Dislike (22) Reply
      Your mother in the mortar. The young lady served her four years, she had hiccups, and she rose above many adversities. Congratulate her on a job well done!
      • @Leave her (08/02/2018, 11:46) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
        LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! @ your mother in the mortar!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAAHA!!!!!!!!!!
      • Funny (08/02/2018, 11:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        LMAO!
      • Just saying (09/02/2018, 01:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @leave her. You give me a good laugh. You made my day with that comment. I just cant stop laughing.
    • beaking news (08/02/2018, 09:45) Like (38) Dislike (7) Reply
      next to go is her Aunt at the BVITB
      • @ breaking news (08/02/2018, 13:13) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
        yes Ronnie son was promised the job in exchange for .....do not talk all
    • just asking (08/02/2018, 15:35) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
      why will spend 100k while we have some many issues on Virgin Gorda ?
    • LOL (08/02/2018, 17:00) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      I agree with you. I hate to hear them with this stupid "More in the mortar" comment.....
  • wize up (08/02/2018, 09:33) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    They need to reshuffle the ministers
  • ok (08/02/2018, 11:03) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    Both good at what they do
  • ns (08/02/2018, 14:46) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    good choice mvw she look like your other g
  • woohoo!!! (08/02/2018, 15:12) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Thank goodness sasha is out!
  • Real solutions (08/02/2018, 15:35) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    New Government. New Minister. A Back Bench take over. Alvera as Minister.. Alvera knows about Culture and Carnival. Thats her life work. .Those are the real solutions.
  • please (08/02/2018, 16:02) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wish the woman the best and support her. Stop turning on the negative filter people.
    • I agree (08/02/2018, 17:11) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes wish her the best. People on this Island is such spiteful hateful people. They love to be negative. Girl, good luck to you, do your thing and hold your head high. Don't allow these negative direahia mouth people get to you.
  • watch (08/02/2018, 19:13) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    The children of God will stand up and bombard this festival. Mark my word. Two monster hurricanes, first in history, people lost their lives, their homes, their properties and ya'll on here bout festival? watch and see, No festival in VG!
    Take our money yes, the tax payers money and help build back homes for the stressed out victims who were displaced because of the tragedy. People of these Virgin Islands need a rude awakening but not to worry we are only about 4 months away from hurricane season. Fire, Fire, Fire on all who have a part in this nonsense. Premier, Minster of Education, WE saw you standing there in the church service last week with your hands held high mocking God but remember God is time and only time will tell. Fire.
    • Gosh (08/02/2018, 22:25) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      @Watch, you seem to be very angry.
    • wth (09/02/2018, 15:07) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      These are the things that make me hate Christians and Christianity. Who are you to be calling down evil upon your neighbors? You need more prayer your own damn self for your wicked mean spirited attitude towards others! These "pastors" in these new so-called religions got everybody stupidy. Got you studying about festival while they suck out your money with tithing. Why don't you call on your pastor and so-called church to build back people homes? Place got more church than wha rum-shop yet the pastor always looking more $$$. You don't see real ministers and priests of real established churches spouting such nonsense. They leave that to the Church of the Ignorant.
  • the rock (09/02/2018, 04:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gone from good to great, Congrats lyra!
  • VG (09/02/2018, 07:15) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply

    Mv... is heartless when people are homeless he promising festival the man is sick and which to stay in power at all cost

  • PASTOR (09/02/2018, 08:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is the moral compass of our leaders? Does Hon Myron has a conscience? Is he leading from what's right or how many pereons wants him to do a thing?

    So the more person begging for the wrong thing will get through with Hon myron?!!!
    Food for thought
  • Diplomat (09/02/2018, 11:05) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI is a hot mess. It seems there is no organizational stability in the VI; dysfunction rules. Day in and day out, this is out and that is in. How can things improve if staff isn’t around long enough to effect change and improve organizational effectiveness. There is no consistency or continuity. Constantly rotating staff is ineffective, inefficient and costly. It stagnates organizational effectiveness. It prevents people from getting engaged, for there is a short life span in what they are doing. Micromanagement contributes to inefficiency. It is a symptom of insecurity. Staff needs to be given wings and let them fly. Staff success is leaders success. Nepotism,cronyism, political patronage, tribal politics and cannabilism and elitism is constraining the VI growth and development. No dissing of Ms. George. We need to wish her well and give her our support.
  • Hmm (10/02/2018, 08:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Reasons we will get hit with a next strong hurricane!!! I cant not understand how irma aint wake up half of ya’ll??? Miserable set of people living in this place!!
    • concerned as you are (12/02/2018, 16:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who ever you all are making comments, lets stop being negative. You have persons who have been pushing for VG Festival and you have some against. Anegada was the same scenario. You had the Lobster festival and what happen now? Anegada is on the top list of places to go now. We know VG don't have much accommodations left, but most of the places were high end accommodations so it still does not make much difference. The only difference is the people who are here working for the companies are staying in some of the accommodations, but hopefully they would be gone by then. Look at the bright side of things , monies will be coming into the island , so lets stop complaining and help to put things together before festival time. There is a lot that we all can do and help others as well. Tomorrow was not promised to us, so live for today. The people who will be running the festival I have no doubt that they will do a great job. This is the time we should showcase our culture and utilize what we have in the BVI. Congratulations to the new committee.
  • carnival (11/02/2018, 16:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    She got one month to plan a whole festival gd luck with that


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